(607) Spräng: What is it? What can you do with it?

LECTURE included in the Conference Pass.

This presentation combines slide show and chat, discussing the technique called spräng. We begin with definitions and actual demonstration of this method of working. See a close-up of a frame set with threads, and the hands manipulating the threads, resulting in two rows of cloth for every one row of work. We discuss diverse shaping and finishing techniques rendering the rectangle into a useable garment. We will view images of cloth pieces in museums as well as artwork tracing some of the history of the technique from the Bronze Age to the 1800s.

Throughout the presentation the speaker will present her replicas that imitate the garments in the artwork, exploring the possibility that this artwork actually represents spräng garments from the past including bonnets, belts, shirts, leggings, tablecloths, and more. We finish with concrete ideas for modern practical clothing such as hats, mittens, and vests.

We are grateful to our lecture sponsor:
2021-Sponsor-Logos - WestfieldWeaversGuild_LogoWestfield Weavers Guild





X-Carol James

Experience Level:

Open to All

Class Length:

One-hour Lecture

Class Day/Time:

Sunday Lunchtime